Airbus’ A350-900 to showcase at FIDAE Air Show

Airbus’ A350-900 jet airliner will make its debut at this weeks FIDAE air show (Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio) in Chile.

The International Air & Space Fair is a six day event being held from 29th March to the 3rd April 2016. The air show will be held at the Arturo Merino Benitez Airport in Santiago, Chile and showcases products from Railway, Shipping and Aviation sectors.

The Airbus A350 XWB is a family of long-range, twin-engine wide-body aircraft developed by Airbus. Originally conceived in 2004, the A350-900 has the fuselage match of the A330 with new aerodynamic characteristics and engines. With increased fuel efficiency and an optional increased maximum takeoff weight, the A350-900 version of Airbus’ A350 XWB will reduce fuel consumption by 2 per cent.

The test aircraft, which has been named MSN002, is fitted with a two-class cabin with 42 lie-flat, business-class seats and 210 economy-class seats. It is the first A350 XWB version to enter airline service and it received Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in September 2014.

Rafael Alonso, the Airbus head in Latin American and the Caribbean said:

Airbus has participated in FIDAE for almost two decades and we are very happy this year for bringing the most modern and advanced passenger aircraft to the American continent’s most important aerospace fair”. He also said “the region’s carriers are setting global standards by flying some of the world’s youngest fleets, driven by a highly competitive market.

Airbus have more than 600 jetliners in operation in Latin America and the Caribbean and a market share of 65 per cent based on the to-be-delivered aircraft backlog.

Airbus is a leading commercial aircraft manufacturer based in Toulouse, France and has sold over 16,300 aircraft to around 400 customers worldwide.

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